The H Factor
Researchers uncover a new connection between elevated FHR-4 levels and AMD
Phoebe Harkin | | Quick Read
Researchers have found increased levels of complement factor H-related Protein 4 (FHR-4) in plasma and serum samples of 484 late AMD patients (characterized by geographic atrophy and/or choroidal neovascularization) compared with 522 phenotype controls (1). Further, the research team – based out of Cardiff University, Queen Mary University of London, the University of Manchester, and Radboud University Medical Center – found FHR-4 present in the AMD-affected parts of the eye.
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